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How Do I Choose the Best Glass Kitchen Tables?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

The process of choosing glass kitchen tables is much the same as the process of choosing other types of tables: you will need to start by measuring the space in which you intend to place the table, then by deciding how many people are likely to use the table on a regular basis. This will dictate what sizes of glass kitchen table will work best for your size constraints and seating needs. Try to choose a table that is sold as a set with chairs; if this is not possible, consider what style of chairs you will be using to ensure the table and chairs fit together aesthetically and functionally.

Try to decide what type of glass kitchen tables will fit aesthetically in your kitchen. You may choose glass kitchen tables that are made entirely from glass, or you may choose tables that feature glass tabletops with wood or metal legs. The materials will change the overall aesthetic of the piece and may also have an effect on the durability of the unit. All-glass tables are far less common than tables with metal or wood legs, but they do exist and can be quite beautiful. Remember, however, that glass tends to be brittle and can be fragile, which means cracking and shattering may be a concern.

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The table will need to look good with the chairs around it. It is often a good idea to choose chairs that match the table, and in some cases, glass kitchen tables will be sold as sets that include matching chairs. If you find a table that you like, but it does not include chairs, think about what materials would best complement the table. If the table has wooden legs, for example, chairs with a similar color tone or even similar materials may work best with the table. If the table has metal legs, the chairs that would work best will usually be metal as well, or will at least have a color tone that is similar to the metal. Lucite® chairs are also available to compliment the all-glass table.

If you are looking for the aesthetic appeal of glass kitchen tables but are concerned about durability, you may want to consider a Lucite® table instead. This type of plastic has the appearance of glass but is far less likely to crack or shatter under load. It will be lighter weight as well, which means the table will usually be easier to move when necessary. The downside to Lucite® is its tendency to become cloudy over time, but with regular care and cleaning, this can be prevented.

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